Third Time’s the Charm

ANDREW MOLERA State Park: (June 2019) CLOSED TRAILS: River, Twin Cottonwoods, Hidden and Trail Camp/Headlands. OPEN TRAILS: Creamery Meadow, Ridge, Bluffs, Panorama, Spring, East Molera, Bobcat and Coyote Flat trails. NOTE: On October 31, 2018 the seasonal footbridge...
Water, woods and wrocks

Water, woods and wrocks

Limekiln State Park was one of the state parks on Highway 1 we hadn’t seen yet, so Susie and I packed ourselves and a cooler into the trusty Element, left the chihuahuas behind (to guard the ranch and bark at the clouds) and headed south on Highway 1. We passed all...
Two for One

Two for One

Note: (July 2019) These trails are open on both sides of Hwy 1 (Partington Cove Trail and Tan Bark Trail), but many of the trails on the east side of Hwy 1 throughout Big Sur are closed because of the 2016 Sobreanes fire.  Check this link for the latest information on...

The Birds: Zmudowski State Beach

I took advantage of the late summer light last week and squeezed a little more into a day that would have normally ended when I packed up and left my desk at the UCSC Extension in Santa Clara. I decided to take my life in my hands and head over Hwy 17 into Santa Cruz...

Bike Ride: Monterey to Castroville

First of all, I’m not a hard-core, 150 miles-a-week, 8% grade, off a jump, broken-collarbone bike guy. I’ll huff my heavy Trek 4300 up a rise looking for still lower gears and more oxygen only because I know that what goes up must eventually come down, and that...